Elizabeth Cannon joins us from Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA, where she had been Assistant Director of UCARE (the Ursinus Center for Advocacy, Responsibility and Engagement), an organization with many parallels to Civic House that she helped to found as an undergraduate there. In this role, Elizabeth has overseen service and educational programming for the entire campus community, including large-scale service events, developing new partnerships with local community organizations, and advising student organizations. She developed and led educational programming, managed Ursinus' PA Scholars in Service Program, and supervised student assistants and interns who supported UCARE's work. She also worked closely with the Greek system, resident advisors, and athletic teams engaged in community service projects. Additionally, Elizabeth coordinated all aspects of Ursinus' Bonner Leader Program, part of an intensive, national service-learning initiative which engages dozens of Ursinus students. In the broader community, she serves on the Executive Board of the Victim Services Center of Montgomery County in Norristown.
Elizabeth graduated from Ursinus in 2010 with a self-designed major in Social Ecology. She studied abroad during her junior year at the University of Cape Town, South Africa in a program focused on service-learning. Beyond these endeavors, Elizabeth has also been assistant lacrosse coach at Ursinus since her graduation. As a student-athlete, she was twice named to the all-Centennial Conference second team, and as a senior, was selected as the Centennial Conference nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year for her athletic, academic, leadership and service accomplishments.
Among other responsibilities, Elizabeth will work with PennCORP, the West Philadelphia Tutoring Project, and will oversee Civic House's programming related to Public Interest Careers. She will also advise a number of CHAC constituent organizations.